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Monthly Archives: April 2011

The conference is now taking place at the ****School of Pythagoras***, St John’s College, May 12th 13th 2011

for more information, do not hesitate to contact us. Registration is open until April 30th.


Registrations are still open , do not hesitate to contact us for more details!



Thursday 12th May

9.00-9.30         Registration

9.30-9.45         Opening remarks

9.45-10.45       Keynote address: Charles Saumarez Smith

10.45-11.15     Tea and Coffee Break

11.15-12.15     Panel 1                       Art and education by the book

Susanna Berger              The Staging of Natural Philosophy in Early-Modern Classrooms

Andrew Amstutz            Narrating the ‘Muslim Nation’ through Culture: Teaching Pre-Islamic Art in                                                                museums and textbooks

12.15-14.00     Lunch Break

14.00-15.00     Panel 2                       British art and education

Elaine Williams            Birmingham school of art

Juliet Thorp                   From Darkness to Light: Post-War Painting at the Royal College of Art



15.00-15.30     Tea and Coffee Break

15.30-17.00     Panel 3                       Postmodern art and education

Kate Kilpatrick                Twenty Years at Edinburgh College of Art: Structure, Agency and Values in the Postmodern Art School

Elena Crippa                  Performance-Lecture: A Hybrid Form of Art and Education

Sabrina Carletti             “Relational Spaces: Architecture, Image-Making and Subjectivity in the Reggio Emilia Model of Education”

Friday 13th May

9.30-9.45         Opening Remarks

9.45-10.45                  Panel 4                       Educational Alternatives in the Eighteenth Century

Sarah Salomon                                       Adaption, competition, opposition: The artistic and socio-political relevance of non governmental art education in Ancien Régime France

Jocelyn Anderson                                                Collections in country houses

10.45 -11.15    Tea and Coffee Break

11.15-12.45     Panel 5                       Anglo-American Approaches to Aesthetics

Halona Norton-Westbrook    Training the Art Museum Curators and Directors of the Early Twentieth Century: The foundation of Harvard’s “Museum Course” and the Courtauld Institute of Art

Colin Cavendish-Jones          An Aesthete Apostle Abroad. Art, Aesthetics and Publicity in Oscar Wilde’s American Tour

Sam Rose                                  Roger Fry and Aesthetic Education

12.45-14.00     Lunch Break

14.00-15.00     Keynote address: Sir Christopher Frayling

15.00-16.30     Panel 6                       Politics and Art in the Twentieth Century

Elizabeth Melanson       Elisabeth Greffulhe and the Exhibition of Modernism as a tool of International Diplomacy, Propaganda, and  Education in France and Abroad, 1900-1914

Lara Benjamin                          Between the Bauhaus and National Socialist art education

Carl-Henrik Bjerstrom   Radical nation building: Josep Renau and Republican agit-prop during the Spanish Civil War 

16.30               Closing Remarks